NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – After a years-long tease, molecular diagnostic technologies are starting to enter the point-of-care space, prompting expectations that it could drastically change how testing is done in a broad range of clinical settings. 

In less than two years, three firms have launched or unveiled molecular platforms targeting the point-of-care market in a first wave of such instruments to hit the space. In January 2014, Alere launched its Alere i system in parts of Europe, followed by the launch of its Alere q platform in July 2014. 

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